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Sinsegye (2013)

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An undercover cop finds it difficult to play both a cop and a goon.

Director:

Hoon-jung Park

Writer:

Hoon-jung Park (screenplay)
8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jung-jae Lee ... Lee Ja-sung
Min-sik Choi ... Section Chief Kang
Jung-min Hwang ... Jung Chung
Sung-woong Park ... Lee Joong-gu
Ji-Hyo Song ... Shin-woo (as Song Ji-hyo)
Yoon-Seong Kim Yoon-Seong Kim ... Suk-mu (as Yoon-sung Kim)
Kwang-hoon Na Kwang-hoon Na ... Yang Moon-suk
Seo-yeon Park Seo-yeon Park ... Joo-kyung
Il-hwa Choi Il-hwa Choi ... Director Jang
Jin-mo Joo Jin-mo Joo ... Police Commissioner Ko
Gwang Jang Gwang Jang ... Director Yang
Tae-won Kwon Tae-won Kwon ... Director Park
Hong-pa Kim Hong-pa Kim ... Director Kim
Seung-bu Lee Seung-bu Lee ... Director 1
Byeong-ok Kim ... Yanbian Hobo 1
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Storyline

As Korea's biggest crime organization 'Goldmoon' expands its powers, Kang, the head of police investigation planning department, orders the undercover cop Ja-Seoung to participate in project "New World", that will take down 'Goldmoon'. Ja-seong must choose either to follow Kang's orders as a cop or to keep his loyalty with Jeong Cheong, the under-boss of the 'Goldmoon' crime organization. Written by Bin

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Trust No One

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 February 2013 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

New World See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$129,954, 22 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$457,806, 22 March 2013
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sanai Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filming take place in Daejeon, Cheongju, Busan, Wanju, Incheon, Gimje, Gunsan, Anshan & Paju. See more »

Connections

Remade as New World See more »

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Subtle, ironic and full of ambiguity
17 July 2013 | by nftravel-740-284044See all my reviews

Brilliant movie, definitely one of the best in a row of other Korean masterpieces of the last decade -- such as "The Front Line" (2011), "The Host" (2006), "Crossing" (2008), "The Foul King" (2000), "Santamaria" (2008)...

Hoon-Jung Park has created the whole 'New World' for his audience, where everybody can find his own senses and accents. I watched it four times, just to catch all these nuances, embedded into the fabric of the story. Finally, you are ready to cry at what you were beginning to laugh at, and vice versa. I give it 10 out of 10, because am not able to invent any improvements to this full-fledged performance. Current generation of Korean directors, scriptwriters and actors is definitely a product of a self-contained school, whose distinctive feature is, so to say, Uncertainty. There are no bad guys or good guys, you are free to rearrange your sympathies until the last film shot, and even further. Just like an ordinary life, which teaches us not to be rigid and inexorable, Korean film school shows us, very inventive, ironic and gently, all the variety of circumstances and reactions.


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